HR 1913, The Bill That Will Bring Persecution To The American Church

Posted on April 23, 2009. Filed under: News of the Day, Political Issues |

UPDATE: MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009– As expected the US House of Representatives passed HR 1913 on Friday, May 1, with a 249-175 vote. This is a hugely important vote that can bring the WRATH Of GOD upon this country for it legitimates the homosexual and transgendered lifestyles by granting them special legal protection as a group.See the story below from Baptist Press:

www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=30410

The US Senate will now take up the bill, and the Senate passed a similar bill in 2007 so there is no hope of stopping it now. May God have mercy on the homosexual offenders, on the US Congress and the United States of America for we are indeed repugnant in God’s eyes for approving this abomination.

ALL THAT BEING SAID, ANY MORON LOW LIFE WHO BEATS UP OR KILLS A HOMOSEXUAL, ETC. JUST BECAUSE THEY DON’T LIKE THEM OUGHT TO GO TO JAIL. WE ARE CALLED OF GOD TO LOVE SINNERS EVEN AS WE CONFRONT THEM WITH GOD’S LAW AND GOSPEL AND MINISTER TO THEM. BUT THIS LAW IS BAD LAW AS IT LEGITIMIZES THEIR SINFUL BEHAVIOR AND SEEKS TO LEGISLATE THE HUMAN HEART MOTIVES INSTEAD OF ACTIONS.

UPDATE: THURSDAY-April 30–I called and e-mailed my Congresswoman, Kay Granger, at the Facebook suggestion of Havilah    from our   Care Group at Church, and told the congressional staffer that I was against the HR 1913 and would appreciate it if Congresswoman Granger would vote against it. The staffer told me that she could not tell me how Kay Granger would vote, but did say that she voted against in in 2007 when it last came up. Kay Granger has been an outstanding member of the House of Representatives and I believe we can count on her to vote NO again. Have you called your congressman?

Here is another link to another story on this outrageous bill,  this time from Baptist Press, which story makes some of the same conclusions I do in my column below:

www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=30388

UPDATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 28–The bill is out of committee and will likely be voted on in the next couple of days. Check out the WorldNetDaily article below:

www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=96331

The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, H.R.1913, by Rep. John Conyers, Dem. MI-14, and co-sponsored by over 40 others, will help fund local law enforcement prosecution of hate crimes. The language in the bill includes “sexual orientation” and “religion” as being some of the reasons people commit hate crimes. While the bill does not prohibit “hate speech” with the courts being what they are, it is very likely, indeed it is probable, that eventually speaking one’s mere opinion that goes counter to the PC opinions of the day will  lead to prosecution. Picture Miss California being hauled out of the Miss USA pageant in cuffs and Perez Hilton being on the bench as Judge of the case.

This legislation sailed through the house and senate last time it was introduced back in 2007, but President Bush exercised a very rare veto (he also opposed hate crime’s legislation back when he was governor of Texas). Now, the Demoncrats hold all the cards. THIS BILL WILL PASS!
Even though Section 10 of this Bill reads:

  • SEC. 10. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

      Nothing in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, shall be construed to prohibit any expressive conduct protected from legal prohibition by, or any activities protected by the free speech or free exercise clauses of, the First Amendment to the Constitution.

  • I still think this will bring about the further demise of the 1st Amendment in three areas:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

1) The Free exercise of religion clause will be compromised. Conservative Bible believing Christian Pastors and laymen, whole churches, radio ministries will be sued and eventually prosecuted for speaking out about homosexual sin, for not marrying gays, and for proclaiming Christ as the ONLY way to salvation. Muslims will prosecute Christians but they will not be prosecuted for their anti-semitism because the new left is also anti-semitic.

2) The freedom of speech will be compromised. Efforts will be made to censor and prosecute radio talk show hosts for their “hateful opinion”. People are already being fired in the workplace for opposing homosexual rights. Now they will be prosecuted.

3) Freedom of the Press will be compromised. But only of the right leaning or religious press. The Leftard MSM will join with the government in this breaching of the 1st Amendment.

The Bill will pass easily, and the President America wanted will sign it.

atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/04/action-alert-hr-1913-hate-crimes-legislation-free-speech-censorship.html

www.aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=3949&posts=7

www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h1913/text

Along with this is Al Mohler’s column on homosexuality as the crisis of our generation and how we are losing this battle.

www.albertmohler.com/blog.php

The liberal churches long ago compromised on the inspiration and authority of Scripture so they caved in to the homosexual demands first. But then much of evangelicalism grew soft on the Word as well, and in their earnest desire to be liked…they compromised with homosexuality. The Catholics are also split on the issue with so many liberal Catholics and homosexual priests that they are very compromised. The conservative evangelicals have done the heavy lifting on the issue, but have failed by and large to reach out in love to the homosexuals, according to Mohler.

He says we must speak the truth in love, quoting Paul. And this is true and we have, I HAVE, not always been good about that. But the other side to that story is that those to whom we speak have an obligation to dialog respectfully and that is no longer happening very often. When you speak the truth in love, and do reach out with ministry, and your hand is bitten, eventually you must shake the dust off your feet.

The divide in America is now very deep, deeper than at anytime since the Civil War. The left has raw hatred for the right and the right has little respect of the left. The worldviews are miles apart and there is no longer much common ground. Our visions for America, our understandings of America’s history, our view of natural law and Truth itself are so different and antithetical that the chances of a peaceful reconciliation are slim.

I see in the not too distant future, a pastor speaking biblical truth about marriage and human sexuality being charged with a hate crime. I seen brown shirted National Police entering a church to arrest the pastor only to be confronted with a congregation that will not yield. The fire hoses are turned on and the dogs are set loose. At the periphery is a homosexual mob, chanting, “Bring back the lions! Bring back the lions!” An entire congregation is arrested and hauled off to jail.

That is what hate crimes legislation will lead to.

We live in difficult times and we are losing. Marantha! Come Lord Jesus.

Equality 7-2521

PS Here is a good opinion piece by Cathy Young writing for RealClearPolitics that covers some of this issue:

www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/04/23/before_you_know_you_speech_could_be_offensive_96122.html

PPS I have written on this subject recently here:

mark12ministries.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/persecution-of-the-american-church-to-begin-over-homosexual-agenda-and-taxes

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